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56111 05 ST G1 C 541-JJ 09/01/1994
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06/01/1989 56111


DEFINITION: This is technical work in examining and investigating records and activities pertaining to the production, processing, hauling, and marketing of fluid milk.

An employee in this class examines the records of milk dealers to assure correct payments to producers, and conducts tests and investigations to assure the orderly marketing of milk according to state rules and regulations. Work involves examining the records of milk dealers to determine that prices paid to milk producers are based upon weight, butterfat content, and utilization of the milk purchased, and to assure that the source, payment, and utilization conform with state regulations. Work also involves conducting butterfat testing, testing and approving or disapproving milk testers' licenses, and investigating and resolving complaints concerning the hauling and marketing of milk. Work includes examining hauling reports, milk route sales records, butterfat test records, general ledgers, and other records of dealers to determine that milk producers receive fair payment for milk in accordance with fixed area fluid milk prices. Work also includes conducting sensitive field investigations of juggers, haulers, retailers, interstate milk shipments, and other aspects of the milk industry to enforce state rules and regulations. Employees may also provide on-the-job training and lead the work of other milk marketing examiners. Assignments are received in the form of general directives by a technical supervisor who reviews completed work for application of approved examining methods.

EXAMPLES OF WORK: Leads the work of milk marketing examiners by making specific assignments, providing assistance, conducting on-the-job training, and reviewing the work for adherence to established procedures.

Examines the records of milk dealers to assure correct payments to producers, and conducts tests and investigations to assure the orderly marketing of milk according to state rules and regulations.

Verifies pounds, butterfat counts, plant blend rates, source of supply, class utilization, and payments to producers.

Trains and supervises lower level employees in the principles and techniques of records examination, butterfat testing, and investigation.

Explains the provisions of milk marketing rules, regulations, and orders to dealers, producers, and other interested parties.

Administers written and performance tests for weighing, sampling, and testing milk and approves or disapproves licenses.

Investigates illegal or unethical milk practices such as illegal shipments of milk, delayed or underpayments to producers, improper pricing, and illegal jugging operations and conducts special investigations as directed to gather information pertaining to market conditions.

Recommends prosecution of violators, prepares information on violations, testifies before local magistrates.

Performs related work as required.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES: Knowledge of the rules, regulations, and orders pertaining to the pricing of milk and payments to producers.

Knowledge of the methods and techniques of examining dealer records to determine utilization of milk.

Knowledge of the principles and methods of field investigation.

Ability to conduct accurate butterfat tests on milk samples.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with processors, producers, retailers, and the public.

Ability to prepare clear and concise oral and written reports.

Ability to explain pertinent provisions of milk marketing laws, regulations, and orders.

Ability to make simple mathematical calculations.

Ability to ascertain facts through personal contact, observation, and examination of records.

MINIMUM EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING: Two years of experience as a Milk Marketing Examiner 1;


Two years of experience in public contact work, and two years of bookkeeping, fieldman, or investigative work in the milk industry; and graduation from high school supplemented by a course in accounting;


Any equivalent combination of experience and training.

NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENT: Possession of a license as a milk weigher and tester as issued by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania or possession of such licensure obtained from another public jurisdiction having comparable requirements.